As we approach two months into school, my morale has never been higher. As a huge Coast Guard sports fan, there is so much to brag about with our school competing at the intercollegiate level. Where do I even begin?
The football team is one win from securing a .500 season, a feat that was deemed near impossible at the beginning of the year. I have been to every home game, and I am proud to say I sit next to WR Collis Brown in Leadership class and LB Joel Wyman is my partner in a Materials project.
The volleyball team is successful as expected. The team made their schedule difficult this year to face high-quality opponents, traveling to Maine, New Jersey, even Chicago! They will be 4th seed going into the NEWMAC Tournament, and will host one home game.
Men’s soccer has been great. The goalkeeper is Richie Burns, a classmate of mine, and has had a great season. They are 11-5-1, a totally surprising record, and almost had a chance to bring the NEWMAC Tournament to the Academy. Their best result has to be the win over Kings Point 3-1, a victory against MMA for the first time since 1999! Even though they lost to Babson to end the regular season, they enter the post-season confident on their chances to succeed. No matter the result, they will be proud of the amazing record they put up this year.
In club sports, men’s rugby is undefeated entering the post-season, and women’s rugby is also doing great, winning their last game 84-0. In boxing, six boxers competed versus West Point in the Freedom Fights in Cheshire, Connecticut. With a 3-3 result, the highlight of the night was 3/c Taylor Tennyson knocking out his opponent in the second round. Men’s water polo qualified for Nationals, a first in school history!
I am very excited to see how the post-season in all fall sports ends up. I know that the Bears will do well all-around. For the record, winter sports are also right around the corner. Bears swimming had their first meet last weekend and the men’s basketball team has their pre-season opener versus Division I University of Rhode Island this Friday. It is said to be the biggest arena that most of the Bears players will have ever played in!
That is all I have for a sports update. I will write again soon.
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